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    grilfriend as a verb

    If a girl says to a guy "I'm totally grilfriending you", would it mean that she's hitting on the guy or is she just trying to make friends with him? Would it be nonstandard to verbilize the noun "grilfriend"?

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    Re: grilfriend as a verb

    I would say it's non-standard but these days it seems that some people can turn anything into a verb! Without knowing what the girl was actually doing, it's hard to say exactly what she meant. Perhaps she meant that, even though she's not his girlfriend, she is in some way behaving as if she is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: grilfriend as a verb

    In what context did you encounter this sentence, ostap?

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    Re: grilfriend as a verb

    Note that you misspelt "girlfriend" each time you wrote it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: grilfriend as a verb

    If it were a single word, I'd guess it meant the former and if it were two words, the latter. However, that would be hard to tell in speech.


    UrbanDictionary give a different definition: http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...=Girlfriending

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    Re: grilfriend as a verb

    Maybe she means she's considering him like one of her girlfriends -i.e. a close personal confidant, somebody she can engage in girl-talk with, etc., as opposed to a 'guy' friend. She's designating him as being her girlfriend.

    In other words, the ultimate version of the being friend-zoned.

    Or, on the other end of the scale, perhaps it's a reference to escorts services and the girl friend experience?

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